Top 10: Weirdest Elvis Presley memorabilia
Honourable mention: Medical swab - $468
A medical swab used on Elvis was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $468.75 in 2010.
The swab was taken at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis on December 20 1967 and was obtained by a medical technician at the hospital.
10) Signed cast - $1,700
A cast signed by the King of Rock and Roll is being offered for sale by Elvisowned.com, a company specialising in the sale of items once owned by Presley.
The cast belonged to fan Diana Henry who saw Elvis in concert in the Las Vegas Hilton in 1975. According to the website Elvis stopped his show and went into the crowd to sign Diana’s cast. She begged him to sign it a second time and he did.
One of the signatures is slightly smudged in part, as, according to the site, a drop of Elvis’ sweat hit the cast as he was signing it.
9) Strand of hair - $1,700
A single strand of Elvis’ hair was sold for £1055 ($1,700) at a Henry Aldridge & Son auction in 2009.
The hair came from Homer Gill Gilleland, Elvis’ personal hairdresser.
Strands of Elvis’ hair can be purchased from celebrity hair store, A Small Piece of History, for around £50.
8) Horse blanket - $1,800
Another item available from ElvisOwned.com is a red horse blanket used by Elvis for his horse Rising Sun. It was also used by Priscilla Presley and the website claims that hairs from the horses are still visible on the blanket.
The blanket comes from a lady called Rhonda who was good friends with Elvis’ cousin Harold Lloyd. It was Lloyd who gave the blanket to her.
7) TV remote - $1,800
Elvis’ TV remote is being offered for sale by ElvisOwned.com for $1,800.
The large remote, for an RCA 2000 television set, was owned by Greg Page, who owned the television after Elvis.
6) X-Ray - $3,500
An x-ray of Elvis’ arm sold for $3,500 at a Fame Bureau auction in 2008.
The x-ray showed a fractured wrist that Elvis had obtained during a karate session.
5) Prescription bottle - $7,000
A prescription bottle for Benadryl 50mg, prescribed to Elvis Presley on 8/15/77 sold for $7000 at a Julien’s Auctions sale in 2009.
The bottle was prescribed by Dr. Nick the day before Elvis’ death. Dr. Nick was Elvis’ personal physician.
4) Dental crown - $8,150
Elvis Presley’s porcelain dental crown, which came to be known as the ‘King’s Crown’, was bought by a dentist for £5,200 ($8,150), sold by Omega Auctions in March 2012.
Presley had a gap between his teeth, which he found embarrassing. He decided to have one of his front teeth crowned to hide it. This crown was created by Presley’s dentist Henry Weiss.
3) Exercise bike - $12,000
An exercise bike owned by Elvis was sold by Guernsey’s in 2008 for $12,000.
The odometer on the gold bike read 69 miles at the time of sale.
2) Autopsy and embalming tools – Est. $14,000
In 2010, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced that it planned to sell the autopsy and embalming tools used on Elvis.
The tools were offered for sale by an anonymous senior embalmer from the Memphis Funeral Home.
Shortly after the planned sale was announced, the parent company of the funeral home, Service Corporation International, claimed ownership of the tools.
Due to this dispute over ownership, the items were withdrawn from the sale and have not appeared on the collectors’ market since.
1) Jet - $700,000
The last jet Elvis ever owned, a 1962 Lockheed Jetstar JT 12-5, was sold for $700,000 in 2008 by Kruse International.
During his lifetime, Elvis owned three jets. The other two are in the Graceland Museum.
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